The pioneering artist behind one comics’ great fantasy titles was born June 4, 1951.
ElfQuest is one of those titles that engenders almost cult-like devotion. Writer Richard and artist Wendy Pini were at the vanguard of what would become the modern independent comics movement, self-publishing through their WaRP Graphics, and interest in ElfQuest endures to this day. Wendy Pini herself inspired a generation of women to become cartoonists and her decades-long relationship with fans at conventions has made her a comics-culture idol.
As we do at 13th Dimension, here’s a 13 COVERS birthday salute — centering on the Original Quest and its initial reprinting at Marvel. There’s so much more we could have included, so if you don’t see your fave, feel free to add it in the comments below or in whichever social-media thread you found this.
BONUS: For Aimee LoSecco’s grand tribute to Pini’s days on the con circuit as Red Sonja, you gotta click right here. You will not be disappointed!
Cover images and credits from the fantastical Grand Comics Database.